Baby Lisa Irwin – The parents of Lisa Irwin feel they are suspects in the disappearance of their baby.
The young tot has been missing since Oct 3, 2011. Her parents marked the girl’s first birthday today by holding a news conference in which their lawyer claimed that police have indicated that they are suspects in the disappearance.
The police denied indicating to the parents that they are suspects, marking the latest round of sparring between the parents and police. They have maintained that the baby girl was abducted from her crib.
When asked if he thought police consider parents Deborah Bradley, 25, and Jeremy Irwin, 29, suspects, criminal defense attorney John Picerno replied, “Absolutely. They’ve told them as much, Debbie in particular.”
The Kansas City Police Department denies the claim that the parents are suspects.
“We don’t have any suspects,” Police Capt. Steve Young told ABCNews.com today. “We still would like to speak to them again.”
Police say Bradley and Irwin have not agreed to sit down separately for extensive police interviews since Oct. 8 and say there are still questions they would like answered from the couple. Authorities say the parents have responded to questions regarding specific tips or issues, but have not agreed to unrestricted questioning.
Picerno said that Lisa’s parents have participated in over 30 hours of interviewing and, “At this point, there’s nothing more to be said.” He said that if the police wish to ask specific questions, both he and Joe Tacopina are open to taking the questions and relaying them to the parents.
More than five weeks have passed since Lisa disappeared, and though the case has taken a number of bizarre turns, no suspects have been identified and no major breaks have been made in the case.
Kansas City police and the FBI have conducted dozens of searches. Authorities searched wooded areas, lakes, abandoned houses and spent extensive time at the home, all to no avail.